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A Sense of Place Welcomes You

John H. Johnson Museum

Arkansas City

Taylor House


Lakeport Plantation

Lake Village

Japanese American Internment Museum


How to Apply

Applications due March 5, 2024
You will be notified on April 5, 2024 and must accept by April 19, 2024

One of the best ways to experience the learning and teaching of a subject is to directly immerse it.  The Landmarks program is a model design for teaching architecture as it provides an exceptional and explicit approach to engage with physical sites, thus the built environment. A Sense of Place Landmarks workshop is geared towards connecting K-12 grade(s) educators (with content geared towards 6th-12th grades(s)) with the Arkansas Delta’s historic and heritage-based architecture as a primary source for activating knowledge through place-based experiential learning.


Accepted applicants must decide to participate in A Sense of Place by April 19, 2024. Once an applicant has accepted an offer to attend any NEH Summer Program (Seminar, Institute, or Landmark), they may not accept an additional offer or withdraw in order to accept a different offer.

Full-Time Study and Tenure: Project applicants who accept an offer to participant are expected to remain during the entire period of the program and to participate in its work on a full-time basis. If a participant is obliged through special circumstances to depart before the end of the program, it shall be the recipient institution’s responsibility to see that only a pro rata share of the stipend is received or that the appropriate pro rata share of the stipend is returned if the participant has already received the full stipend.

​Dismissal from the Program: All NEH Landmarks participants are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. This requires a respectful attitude toward fellow participants, faculty, guest lecturers, and others in all settings (program sessions, field trips, etc.). Unprofessional behavior will not be tolerated, and egregious or repeated violations of this principle will be considered grounds for dismissal from the program at the discretion of the Project Director. Reasons for dismissal may include, but are not limited to, repeated absences from scheduled activities and disruptive or threatening behavior.

NEH Principles of Civility: 

Project teams and program participants must adhere to the Principles of Civility for NEH Professional Development Programs detailed here:


The application (see link below) will provide us with information about the following:

  • Your teaching and school backgrounds

  • Your interest in the workshop

  • How you would use this information and learning with your

  • students

Essay Requirements:

  • Submit a 400-word essay that describes the potential value of the knowledge and skills you gain from this NEH workshop to enrich yourself, your colleagues, your school, your community, and most importantly, your students.

  • The essay format should be 12-point Times New Roman font, double spaced, PDF file format only.

  • In addition to your essay, attach your curriculum vita.

  • Files can be uploaded via the application or email to


To receive your stipend, you must complete:

  • Attendance is required to be eligible for the stipend.

  • You are required to submit the provided evaluation.

How Will We Choose?

  • We are looking for a diversity of teachers who come from different backgrounds, schools and experiences.

  • In addition, we are particularly interested in how you will apply what you learn to your own setting.

  • So, we do suggest that in the application you clearly describe how you think you might apply this to your setting and what is the value of the program to you, your colleagues, your school and most importantly your students.

Send any questions you have via our Contact Form or

If you do not receive a notice confirming your application after registering, please contact

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